North Dorchester Burying Ground
Inscriptions from the Dorchester North Burying Ground.
Established 1634, National Register of Historic Places.
Corner of Stoughton and Columbia Streets,
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.


Dorchester North Burying Ground

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These are the earliest known head stones of "my" line of the Spurr family. Cousin Janet Spurr and I visited one day in August 1997. I took photographs and have recorded the inscriptions as I see them. The lines are shown as on the headstones and the spelling and capital letters are as shown. I would be happy to hear of any corrections or additions. If anyone would like higher resolution pictures of any of these I would be happy to e-mail them to you.



Robert SPURR - (RIN # 145)
Here lyes Buried the
Body of ROBERT SPUR
Efqr. Who Departed
this Life Jany. the 16th.
Anno: Dom: 1738.
In the 78th year of
His Age.


Elizabeth (TILESTONE) SPURR - (RIN # 146)
HERE LYES BURIED Ye
BODY OF Mrs. ELIZABETH
SPUR. WIFE OF ROBART
SPUR ESQ. SHE DIED
JULY 27th. 1738.
IN HER 73RD YEAR.


Robert SPURR - (RIN # 147)
In Memory of
ROBERT SPURR Esq.
he Departed this life
Feby. 13th 1768
aged 78 Years
and 32 Days.


Jemima (FOSTER) SPURR - (RIN # 149)
Here lie the Remains of
Mrs. JEMIMA SPUR,
The Confort of
ROBERT SPUR Efqr.
She Died February 11th.
1752: Aged 61
Years and 2 Months.


Mary SPURR - (RIN # 2146)
HERE LYES MARY
SPUR, DAUGHTER
TO CAPn. ROBART
SPUR JUNr. & Mrs.
JEMIMA SPUR; SHE
DIED NOVr. Ye. 5
1736 : IN Ye. 14
YEAR OF HER AGE


Lemuel SPURR - (RIN # 2144)
HERE LYES LEMUEL
SPUR SON TO CAPn.
ROBERT SPUR JUNr.
& Mrs. JEMIMA HIS
WIFE: HE DIED 28,
JULY 1737 :
IN HIS 15 YEAR


Ruth (BLAKE) SPURR - (RIN # 2176)
HERE LIES Ye BODY OF
Mrs. RUTH SPUR,
THE WIFE OF
Mr. JOHN SPUR :
SHE DIED FEBy. 12th.
1753 :
IN Ye 32. YEAR OF
HER AGE.
ALSO 2 MALE CHIL-
DREN OF Ye ABOVE Sd.
STILL BORN F. 9. 1753.


Abigail (LEWIS) SPURR - (RIN # 2289)
In memory of
MRS. ABIGAIL SPIR.
wife of
MR. LAMUEL SPIR.
Who died 23 May 1799
Aged 58 years.
Watch ye that live for you dont know
How near you are to death
Or what may give the fatal blow
To flop your fleeting breath.


Ann SPURR - (RIN # 2143)
Here lyes the Body of
ANN SPUR: Daughter to
Captn. ROBERT SPUR & Mrs.
JEMIMA His Wife: She Died
Novr. 13th. 1739:
Aged 18 Years wanting
one Day.



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